US Medal of Honor Recipients – 1900-present

US Medals of Honor in Google Earth

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. It is awarded “for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty, in actual combat against an armed enemy force.”

This collection has been expanded since I wrote about it last month to include the recipients of the US Medal of Honor from the major campaigns since 1900. The plan is to include all 3000+ recipients over the course of the next few months. The collection shows the placemarks of the birthplaces of each winner and the descriptions show date of birth, rank, organization, location of deed, and the citation. Photos are also available. The collection was developed by ‘Up_The_Spurs’ from the Google Earth Community who also did the recipients of the Victoria Cross.
The collection doesn’t show fancy photos, or 3D models, but each and every placemark contains a hero.

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